CED Blog

The Power of Contrast

April 22, 2015

In 1943, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, known locally as Gedächtniskirche, was almost completely destroyed during an air raid. Rather than demolishing what was left, they turned the ruins into a beautiful memorial of peace and reconciliation. Part of the beauty is due to…

Diamonds Are an April Baby’s Best Friend

April 8, 2015

Diamonds, ever heard of them?

Of course you have, but did you know diamond is the birthstone for April? Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t. What you might not know, is the legend behind where birthstones came from.

Staatliches Bauhaus

March 5, 2015

From 1919-1933 Bauhaus was an art school in Germany that combined crafts and fine arts. Not popsicle
sticks and pipe cleaners, but trades, skills, crafts. Although it took years before the school started its
architecture program, Bauhaus literally translates into…

Taking a Lesson from Lauren Bacall

August 14, 2014

“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” –Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall, the iconic actress whose acting life transcended time, passed away this week.

DTLAlife.com | We Made The Cover Shot

April 21, 2014

Yay!   DTLAlife.com is a new online magazine focusing on what is cool about living in downtown Los Angeles.  Our loft/gallery space was featured along with an article I submitted. Very exciting! Claudia Endler Designs and Telemachus Studio architects talk about our gallery/studio space here at the Brewery Arts Complex and the power of design. The

Viramontes’ Passion for Fashion

January 3, 2014

“Draw for yourself, paint for yourself, take photographs for yourself, you will love them much more.” — Tony Viramontes I recently saw the work of fashion illustrator, Tony Viramontes on display at L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum Gallery space.

Black Sophisticate

November 29, 2013

Sometimes I am inspired by the stone. This hand carved black onyx diagonally cut square, from award winning gem carver Steve Walters, inspired this piece, Black Sophisticate.

A Brilliant Match – Cartier and the Art Deco Style

November 13, 2013

“A Brilliant Match – Cartier and the Art Deco Style” is a glittering survey of the famed jeweler’s contributions to the glamorous Art Deco era. Dazzling jewelry, precious objects, and fantastical timepieces will be highlighted, illustrating a panorama of the Art Deco style as interpreted by Cartier – “King of jewelers, jeweler of kings.”

The Father of Industrial Design

November 7, 2013

Raymond Loewy, the French-born American who revolutionized product design and became known as, The Father of Industrial Design. Loewy had modern ideas in a stagnant age. Nothing popped, nothing wowed nothing stood out. Loewy changed all that. Credited with slenderizing the Coca-Cola bottle